A business critical briefing from HSJ’s Intelligent Information for World Class Commissioning conference

Key themes

  • How to access and use relevant information
  • Benchmarking, programme budget development and links to outcomes
  • Commissioning for diagnosis and tracking along the diagnosis path
  • Predictive modelling and scenario planning
  • The conflict between political decision making and using good information to make decisions

Action points

  • Understand and know how to access and use relevant information.
  • Involve clinicians in developing outcome measures for diagnosis and ensure good leadership.
  • Understand the figures used in any model and ensure the process is transparent.
  • Work with partners to make best use of information.

Derek Miller is an independent consultant, currently working at South West London Acute Commissioning Unit.

Intelligent Information for World Class Commissioning